Can I sell my unused holiday money?
Yes, we’re happy to buy back Thai Baht from you. Just bring any unused notes to your local travel money bureau and we’ll convert your Thai Baht to pounds in no time.
In fact, we buy most foreign currency notes in denominations we sell (buy back rates vary daily).
Are you a Nectar member?
If you’re a Nectar member, you can get an even better exchange rate when you buy Thai Baht from us*.
It doesn’t matter whether you buy in store or online. All you have to do is tell us your Nectar account number when you buy.
Not a Nectar member? Just download the Nectar app or register at nectar.com.
Useful information about Thai Baht
Thai Baht facts and figures
- Thailand is the only country that uses the Thai Baht as the official currency
- The currency code for Thai Baht is THB and the currency symbol is ฿
- The Thai Baht is issued in 1, 2, 5 and 10 Baht coins and 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Baht notes^
- Each Baht is divided into 100 satang – although satang coins are rarely used^
- All Baht notes feature a picture of the king of Thailand. Older notes show the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and newer notes, printed from 2018 onwards, feature King Maha Vajiralongkorn
- The Thai Baht was Sainsbury’s Bank’s ninth most popular currency in 2018
^ Please note we don't buy or sell foreign currency coins
Using your bank card in Thailand
While foreign credit and debit cards are now widely accepted in Thailand, there are still lots of places that only accept cash. If you’re taking your bank card with you, bear in mind that all Thai cash machines charge a foreign transaction fee of ฿220. That’s on top of any fees your own bank charges you for using your card abroad.
The cost of visiting Thailand
Thailand is renowned for being one of the most affordable destinations in the world. So how much Thai Baht do you need per day? Well, like any other country, it depends on what type of holiday you’re looking for.
Thailand is a popular backpacking destination, and if you’re on a budget, Lonely Planet reckons you’ll get a hostel anywhere in Thailand for ฿500.
Lonely Planet’s Thai money and costs guide estimates you’ll pay the following:
- ฿20–50 for public transport around town
- ฿40–100 for a market or street stall meal
- ฿100 for a small bottle of beer
- ฿350–1000 for a meal at a fine-dining restaurant
- ฿900 per day for car hire
- ฿1000–4000 for a mid-range hotel room and ฿4000 for a boutique hotel room
(Figures taken from lonelyplanet.com Feruary 2021)
Top Thai attractions
To help you make the most of your money, we’ve also looked at the prices of some of the most popular attractions in Thailand.
As of 4 February 2019, the admission prices of Trip Advisor travellers’ top attractions were:
- Big Buddha Phuket: free entry
- Elephant Rescue Park: ฿2500/5800 for 1/2 day tours
- Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon): ฿200 including a bottle of cold water
- BTS Skytrain: Fares start at ฿16 per stop with a one-day unlimited travel pass costing ฿140
- Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun): ฿50
Need a different currency?
Backpacking around the Far East? Or taking in a few different countries after your Thai travels? We sell over 50 different currencies.
With the Sainsbury’s Bank Multi-currency Cash Passport, you can carry up to 10 currencies every time you travel. Simply pre-load your card and top it up when you need to.^
Guides for travelling abroad
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